Living Her Dreams: Guest Author Emi Gayle

Meet Emi Gayle

Dreaming isn’t easy. Acting on your dreams is more difficult than I ever realized. Now that I’m really taking my dreams seriously, becoming published shortly, I’m tapping into other dreamers I’ve met who push, challenge, and wake up every day, already living their dreams.

Meet Emi Gayle, a fellow author with J Taylor Publishing, a Young Adult author already living her dream. She’s human like the rest of us, wanting to be young again, “at least on paper,” with some great words on dreaming and the reality of dreaming.

First of all, Why would I want to be a teenager again?

Geez. Because! If you met the man of your dreams at 14 was engaged to him at 19 and married him at 20, wouldn’t YOU want to do all that over again? Especially if you were still in love with him? I mean, c’mon! It’s love! That’s why I write, too. You see… just because you pass a certain age doesn’t mean you forget what it was like to be 14, 15, etc. Actually, because I kinda grew up with my husband, we both still feel like the 14 and 17 year old kids we once were. So that’s where I’m coming from. You might think it’s totally lame, but you know what? That’s ok! Maybe you’ll like my other me instead.

How You Made Your Dream Of Becoming An Author Come True 
There are many ways of becoming an author. You can write and let everything gather dusty. You can query your heart out and get rejected hundreds or thousands of times. You can get an agent, or not. You can go Indie or Indie publisher or put out stuff for free. The key is in doing what you the author — what makes you, the author —happiest. 

So for me, going Indie Publisher is a way to have the best of many worlds. I have a lot of control but I have someone looking over my shoulder. I have the support of many, but have a lot to do myself. I have to writer better to get a spot in the roster, but at the same time, get to be true to my stories, my way.

The downside is smaller distribution (my books aren’t picked up by bookstores to store on shelves unless I go and ask them to put some there), but the upside is that my books are everywhere on the Internet that other books are and I do have my books out there!

So for me, Indie-publisher is the way to go. Best of both worlds and as book two in my 19th year trilogy gets underway, I can say hurray, because it’s exactly what I wanted out of my writing – to share it with others. Period.

I’ve done exactly what I wanted!

Emi Gayle

More about Emi?

You can stop in and leave her a comment or enter a raffle for her new book,  Day AfterRaffle Giveaway

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Day After, Emi Gayle, Living her dream of becoming an author. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you SO much for having me Erika! So happy to share my experience, and I hope you can enjoy yours just as much as I am!

  2. You are welcome Emi. I am amazed at the work you do, pouring yourself into your books. I am trying so hard not to get overwhelmed by marketing and time, and of course writing myself. It helps me to learn from awesome authors like you!

  3. What a fantastic guest post! This really encourages me to keep pursuing my dreams and NEVER give up! I'm not sure if I'll ever write a book, but it's definitely in the corners of my mind… this makes it feel attainable! Great job, Emi!

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